"American High School," a romantic comedy, is centered on two people who marry young and contend with the consequences of "bad" actions. Moreover, it is a story about a young, frightened ... See full summary »

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Sean Patrick Cannon (as Sean Cannon)

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Sean Patrick Cannon (as Sean Cannon)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Talan Torriero ... Holden Adams
Jillian Murray ... Gwen Adams
Aubrey O'Day ... Hilary Weiss
Nikki Ziering ... Miss Apple
Brian Drolet ... Jonny Awesome
Hoyt Richards ... Kip Dick
Pat Jankiewicz Pat Jankiewicz ... Mr Seuss
James E. Foley ... Matt Mysterio
Alex Murrel ... Dixie
Davida Williams ... Trixie
Maxie Santillan Jr. Maxie Santillan Jr. ... Tee-Pee (as Maxie J. Santillan Jr.)
Kyle Sabihy Kyle Sabihy ... Buzz Dick
Madison Dylan ... Candi
Scotty Kyle ... Doogie
Kelli Nordhus ... Sydney
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"American High School," a romantic comedy, is centered on two people who marry young and contend with the consequences of "bad" actions. Moreover, it is a story about a young, frightened girl, Gwen Adams who tries to break away from her father, find peace with her husband, and find peace within. In a world that expects everything from her, being herself was the last thing on her mind. When pushed to the breaking point, she discovers her own self-worth. But is it too late? Written by MyDesert

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Life Is What You Learn Between The Sheets

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Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, non-stop language, some nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

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While the married couple Holden and Gwen, were undressing in the principal's office, Holden was taking off white Abercrombie and Fitch underwear, but when the principal walks in he was wearing blue plaid boxers. See more »

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Let It Come True
Written by Eric Pressly, Gary Clark, Keely Hawkes and Charlie Judge
Produced by Tom Keane
Performed by Alex Murrel
Courtesy of Damn Productions
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A weak attempt, but at least understand what it is trying for
3 January 2016 | by name99-92-545389See all my reviews

This is a strange movie, as you can tell by reading the split in the reviews, but I think you have to understand that it belongs in the Glee or Strangers with Candy genre --- broad-brush satire that is well aware of how fake and silly it is --- not the Beverly Hills 90210 or Saved by the Bell earnest after school genre.

So the question, then, is how well does it perform within its genre? I think the answer is adequately, but not great. There are a few touches that are original and amusing, things like: the apparently deliberate choice of 30 yr old actors for the students, who therefore frequently can't be distinguished from the actors for the teachers. (This is even referenced/mocked at one point). Also the over-the-top awfulness of the wanna-be-cool Hollywood parent, or the lechery of the school principal. But overall the script is weak, not enough strong laughs, and some flat-out horrible scenes that are disgusting rather than amusing and that don't move the story along.

I'd say if you have some reason to study this particular genre (parodies of high school TV/movies) it's worth seeing for completeness sake; but if you simply want to be amused by the genre you're better off watching reruns of Glee or Strangers with Candy (or Glee Gone to College aka Scream Queens). There remains scope for a good movie in this genre. The best apparently similar movies (like American Pie) are more teenager than high school; and most of the specifically high school parody movies are more from the point of view of the teacher and too earnest, ala Sex Ed, or too sucky ala Bad Teacher; or are pastiche (High School High).


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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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